Columbus May Have Brought Syphilis to Europe

When Christopher Columbus sailed back from the New World after his historic 1492 voyage, he may have brought an enduring souvenir back with him. So says a team of researchers who believe that syphilis first arrived in Europe on the Nina and the Pinta when Columbus and his men returned home in 1493. The finding has so far been met with equal measures of titillation from the public and outrage from other researchers who say there is no way to conclusively make such a connection. Still,...Full Story
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